Owen Martell Intermission

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Intermission

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Captivating and hypnotic English-language debut from a Welsh novelist, deftly imagining the lost months of a jazz giant and the noir feel of 1960s New York music scene

New York, June 1961: the Bill Evans Trio, featuring 25 year old Scott LaFaro on bass, play a series of concerts at the Village Vanguard that will go down in musical history. Shortly afterwards, LaFaro is killed in a car accident, and Evans disappears. This novel the story of what happens next. In measured, evocative prose, it takes a period from the life of one of America's great artists and fashions it into a fiction of extraordinary imaginative skill and ambition. The story inhabits the lives of four people in orbit around a tragedy, presenting an intense and moving portrait of the burden of grief, and of a man lost to his family and to himself. It is also a conjuring of a pivotal moment in American music and culture, and a unique representation of the jazz scene in the early 1960s. Intermission is a novel of pure control and power, sure to find fans in readers of Marilynne Robinson and Paul Harding.

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Owen Martell has published two previous novels in Welsh. He won the Wales Book of the Year Award for the first, and was shortlisted for the same prize with his second novel. This is his first novel written in English.

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"An introspective, original novel . . . Bill Evans is drawn here in all his quirkiness and mutability. . . . An apt tribute to a music so full of life that even a pause, a silence, can go down howling."  —Guardian

"A novel as oblique, elusive but quietly hypnotic as its hero's own playing."  —Independent

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